Eastleigh fight back for 2-1 victory at home to Dover Athletic

Paul McCallum netted twice

Andy Hessenthaler’s Spitfires damaged Dover Athletic’s National League promotion hopes as they came from behind to win at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1,450 spectators.

Two goals in the final six minutes from Paul McCallum turned it around for Eastleighafter former Spitfire Ryan Bird had given the Dover a 22nd-minute lead.

Dover went ahead when Liam Bellamy played in Bird and he made no mistake in firing his 14th goal of the season past Graham Stack.

Eastleigh did not get back on level terms until the 84th minute when Sam Matthews picked out McCallum, who nutmegged goalkeeper Mitch Walker.

But there was still time for McCallum to get on the end of Mark Yeates’ cross and head home, ending Dover’s four-match unbeaten run.

Eastleigh are now nine points above the relegation zone as they take on Ebbsfleet United this Friday.